The State Opera reopens to the public following a record-short three-year reconstruction
A spectacular gala concert reopens the door to the State Opera following a three-year general reconstruction. Symbolically, on Sunday, 5 January 2020, exactly 132 years since its frst inauguration in 1888, the overture to Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg will be frst performed under the baton of Karl-Heinz steﬀens, Music Director of the State Opera.
This autumn with Jiří Kylián
This autumn, the Czech National Ballet will present extraordinary dance events, celebrating Jiří Kylián’s mastery. On 13 November, the production Kylián – Bridges of Time will for the first time include the choreography Gods and Dogs, which will receive its Czech premiere. What is more, the first three November performances of Kylián – Bridges of Time will feature a very special guest, the Korean National Ballet, who will make their Prague debut.
Leonce & Lena - new premiere of the Czech National Ballet
Czech premiere of the ballet adaptation of the timeless satirical comedy of the German choreographer Christian Spuck based on Georg Büchner’s eponymous play.
PLÁCIDO DOMINGO'S WORLD OPERA COMPETITION OPERALIA WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Soprano Adriana Gonzalez from Guatemala and tenor Xabier Anduaga from Spain are the First Prize Winners of Operalia’s 27th edition. Singers from Russia, South Koera, Sweden and USA/Germany were also awarded Maria Kataeva and Gihoon Kim were voted as favourites by the audience
KAFKA: The Trial - new premiere of the Ballet!
The third premiere of the Czech National Ballet is a modern production created by a renowned Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti. He draw inspiration from the famous novel The Trial (Proces) that Franz Kafka wrote in 1914. Fascinated by the irresistible language of the novel, its traumatizing plot and still valid message as well as by the visual appeal of the Orson Welles film, Bigonzetti entered the dark world of Josef K.
General Director’s Statement to Open Letter of Opera Employees
On 13 May 2019, the General Director of the National Theatre Jan Burian received some questions from employees. We will prepare an answer which will include facts that are widely known and accessible from public sources. There would be written also facts that we thought we had informed the opera employees through current the Director of the National Theatre Opera and the State Opera.